Cabinet “Combi-center”

Joe Colombo (1930-1971)
Italy, 1963/1964
Maker Bernini
Walnut, aluminium, plexiglass, plastic, steel
Purchase courtesy of the patronage of Michel and Hélène David-Weill, 1998
Inv. 998.266.1
© MAD, Paris / photo: Jean Tholance

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A cylindrical and modular storage cabinet, the Combi-center no longer stands against a wall, but is set up in the living room. Its freedom of use is total, its configuration and functions can vary and evolve: in this way the Combi-center can be transformed into a coffee table, each superposed cylinder then remains independent and is assembled depending on needs. It is characteristic of Joe Colombo’s experimentation that developed modular furniture with multiple flexible uses.